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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: May 16, 2006 9:42pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MOVING DAY! LMA going 'readonly' for about 24 hours

Lossless files are in the items as normal, unless you have certain Grateful Dead AUD examples in mind. There is a known post-changeover bug with those that engineers will be fixing in coming days.

Or if you're asking about zipped lossless, reread this part:

-due to space issues, SHN and FLAC zips have *not* been retained. we plan to have "zip on the fly" working but it is reportedly quite buggy right at the moment and we will work to fix that. we might try to come up with a better way to make it easy for folks to download all the SHN or FLAC or VBR MP3s or 64kb MP3s for an item. we are doing our best to work on this.

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-05-12 06:39:31

[update: GD AUD bug was fixed a day or so after this post]

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-05-17 04:42:51

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Poster: davidbarfield Date: May 12, 2006 5:22am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MOVING DAY! LMA going 'readonly' for about 24 hours

-due to space issues, SHN and FLAC zips have *not* been retained. we plan to have "zip on the fly" working but it is reportedly quite buggy right at the moment and we will work to fix that. we might try to come up with a better way to make it easy for folks to download all the SHN or FLAC or VBR MP3s or 64kb MP3s for an item. we are doing our best to work on this.


just to make sure: i grabbed a 24bit zipped flac show and could not unzip with stuffit expandoid. i assume that my problem is part of what's above?

thx d

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: May 12, 2006 6:11am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MOVING DAY! LMA going 'readonly' for about 24 hours

Since you mentioned Stuffit, bet that's this, way preceding any changeover:
http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#206

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Poster: davidbarfield Date: May 12, 2006 7:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MOVING DAY! LMA going 'readonly' for about 24 hours

no, dealt with that a while ago and have unzipped from here without trouble in the past. odd i guess. maybe just a bad d/l?

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Poster: yippierb Date: Jul 28, 2006 6:37pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MOVING DAY! LMA going 'readonly' for about 24 hours

Hi Diana and fellow travelers, What does "zip on the fly mean"? Is it available yet? My main desire is to clarify the process we must now undertake to download complete shows in Lossless format. Do we now need to go through the All Files link to FTP HTTP, find the individual song/track file and download each file individually? How do we do it now?

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jul 29, 2006 5:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MOVING DAY! LMA going 'readonly' for about 24 hours

My understanding of "zip on the fly" is that the archive will no longer have archived zip files of entire shows. Instead, you'll be able to click on download entire show in lossless format and the archive will create a zip file (on the fly!) for you to download. This is an efficiency issue regarding storage I assume.

I also understand that this function is not yet implemented. So in the meantime you must download each file one at a time. However, there are ways to make this much easier (in fact easier than even using zip files). Here's what I do:

1. download the free "Firefox" browser. Of course you can still use any other browser as well for other stuff if you choose. I have IE, netscape, and Firefox on my machine, but almost always use Firefox for everything.

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

2. Within Firefox, you'll want to add the "DownThemAll" extension.

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/201/

3. Once you're running Firefox with "downthemall" you can use downthem all to automatically download all the files of interest from a particular page. Simply go to the page for a particular show. Then click on "tools" and "downthemall". Within Downthemall you'll see several options. You can set the destination directory for saving the files. Then simply select the files you'd like to save and hit start. It will download all those files to the selected directory.

4. An even easier method is to use the "filter" option within DownthemAll. Here I create a filter that automatically selects ".flac" or ".shn" or "vbr.mp3". Then, when I'm on a show page, I simply start DownthemAll, click on the filter I want to use (e.g., flac), then hit start. DownthemAll automatically selects all files meeting that filter and starts downloading them.

I hope this helps.

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Poster: sonomajon Date: May 12, 2006 8:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MOVING DAY! LMA going 'readonly' for about 24 hours

Is there an issue with downloading GD AUDS? 1980 -05-12 for example...

Thanks!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: May 12, 2006 8:56am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MOVING DAY! LMA going 'readonly' for about 24 hours

Known issue on the to-do list. See some other threads from past couple days.

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-05-12 15:56:45